At GlobalROAR, we welcome both new and seasoned missionaries to join with us. We have a serving, sending structure that places local church-based missionaries worldwide with Senior Missionaries and field pastors who have a focus on church planting, especially in unreached areas. We are also able to help the field missionary with securing initial visas and airfare, setting a field budget, monthly support administration, sending newsletters to supporters, field emergencies, and itineration for Associate and Senior Missionaries.
An apprenticeship is a 9 -12 month period on the field for the missionary who is just starting out. Apprentices are placed with a proven Senior Missionary and serve in a variety of ways, according to the needs of the field and the ministry giftings of the Apprentice. The Apprentice should plan to attend language school part-time or employ a tutor to learn at least conversational phrases in the language of the country they are serving in as part of their assignment. During the apprenticeship, support is given by the home church of the missionary (and perhaps several other churches with a close relationship to the home church), family, and friends.
An Associate Missionary, much like an Associate Pastor, serves with a Senior Missionary in a multitude of ways in a country that he or she feels God’s calling to. During this stage, the Associate is given more responsibility and has readily adjusted to life on the field, the culture, and the language. Having been proven faithful as an Apprentice, the mission team of the Network of Related Pastors (nrpastors.com) will now assist the Associate Missionary in raising support by presenting them to the larger base of NRP churches, especially to pastors who may be interested in the area of the world they are serving in. Associate Missionaries serve for a minimum of two - three years with a Senior Missionary before they pioneer a work of their own, or they may feel called to remain working with the Senior Missionary indefinitely, taking on increased responsibilities as needed for expansion of the work.
A Senior Missionary is the backbone of our church planting efforts. Having been strategically trained and proven on the field, the Senior Missionary is church planting, training leaders, and pioneering into Unreached People Groups in his country or beyond. He has the full range of NRP churches open to him for itineration, and special projects he needs finances for will be given extra attention. Apostolic teaching teams from the NRP will assist his training vision, and GlobalROAR will send short-term teams to compliment his ministry as needed or requested.